We were contacted by the owner of this beautiful McLaren 650S to wrap his entire car in paint protection film (clear bra) and top all the film in 22ple‘s exclusive Mistico Elemento glass coat for years of protection and shine.
Once the vehicle was in the studio we started off my giving it a wash using the 2×2 bucket method and Chemical Guys Citrus Wash to cleanse the surface. We followed up with an Iron X application and clayed the pearl white paint with a Nano Skin Wash Mitt and Iron X Snow Foam as lubrication. Since it was a white vehicle and had made the trip up from Florida, there were some heavy tar and iron despots on the lower parts of the car under the rockers that needed to be taken care of using Tarminator and a damp microfiber towel. Once the wash was completed we dried it with a Waffle Weave Drying Towel and the Metro Master Baster Revolution.
We removed a few pieces including the rear wing to allow for a more seamless film installation. The entire vehicle was then covered in self healing paint protection film and topped with one layer of 22ple Mistico Elemento. Mistico is a truly amazing coating that has blown my mind, utilizing the next generation in silica technology and delivering 5 years of unrivaled protection and gloss. It really has raised the bar!
We let the coating sit on the film for 10 minutes before wiping off with 16×16 CarPro Suede Towels.
After we finished applying the base layer of Mistico, we decided to layer it with 22ple VX3 Glass Coat for additional thickness and gloss. We then heated each panel with our IR heat lamp to accelerate the curing process. After the coating finished curing we applied four layers of 22ple VS1 Final Coat to amplify the gloss and create a super slick hydrophobic surface.
Sometimes it’s all in the little surprises! We cleaned up the leather surfaces with Sonax Matte Dashboard Cleaner and used 22ple VS1 on all the carbon fiber trim.
Let’s not forget the carpet artwork!
We dismantled the rear wing, removed the old carbon fiber wrap and installed 3M straight matte carbon fiber vinyl to complete the look around the engine bay.